Saturday, 19 October 2013

A bit of Colour

Here is a bit of colour to lighten your day, I know It has lightened mine.

I am sorry I haven’t been blogging as much as usual, I have been having issues with my health – Rheumatoid Arthritis.  My hands are letting me down big time and many days I can’t do art.  However, I did manage to do these two small gouaches over the last fortnight.

Have a happy Paint Party Friday, (even though its Saturday here!)


Friday, 4 October 2013

He aint heavy, he's my brother!

Two things for you this week, heavy and light!  First the heavy.  I have got my oils out again; I have found some gloves that isn’t too distracting to protect me from my allergy to oil or turpentine.  It is a work in progress.

It is about how we deal with the dark and light in our life.  For me, being a Christian I can lean on Jesus and God for guidance in difficult times.  Others have different belief systems and use that for hope.  However there are many people out there who don’t have a faith of any sort and when things go wrong, it is so difficult for them to cope and depression can set in.  This is happening to someone close to me, and it breaks my heart.  Hope is what gets us through.

It is quite a large painting, about 30in x 36in.  I am not sure about the pot at the bottom; I think it might need a lot of texture, perhaps hieroglyphics?
Perhaps it needs to be in darker tones, time will tell.  I have to say that I am really enjoying getting into oils again; I think that is where my heart is!  I will post about this work again, maybe not next week but definitely the week after.

Anyway on to a lighter topic.  I am guilty of do a painting purely to match the colours in my bedroom!

I love peacocks, and have wanted to paint them for ages.  This is purely a decorative piece, and I got the idea from a wall frieze I saw ages ago.  It is quite small 10in x 20in. I used acrylics and only took a short time to do and is already hanging in my bedroom.  There, you now know the colour scheme in my boudoir!

Have a great week everyone
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